Chris Christie Rocks the House

By Lloyd the Idiot

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last night addressed the National Republican Congressional Committee and brought the house (and House) down.   Motivational, humorous and direct his speech brought home the cold, hard realities of the lack of fiscal discipline in Washington by both parties.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, he’s the real deal.  Certainly, one of the outstanding leaders of our party and, whether he wants it or not, a strong candidate for president.   See a great story on that here.

I’m trying to find the speech on YouTube, but it’s not up.  Not sure if it will be given that the dinner was closed to the press.


Comments

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Love that guy!

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Not trying to be a downer here, but I think there are a lot of folks that like HOW Christie delivers his ideas rather than his ideas.

    Watch the party purists (the hard right, social right, and gun folks) after they stop applauding and start saying “wait, what did he say?”

    Because they won’t like what many of his positions are.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I agree, ed, but remember this is Lloyd and I you’re talking to in this instance. If the Black Brigade heaped praise on Christie you are right on.

  • Loudoun Watcher says:

    Don’t forget that Obama had the same effect on audiences. Be careful what you ask for.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    I hear you, LI.

    The guy is kind of emblematic of the fight that is going on in the Republican Party and will continue for some time. The center/right/pragmatist v the ideologues. We know which camp makes up “the base” right now.

    Christie’s getting some traction because he sounds like the base, but his policies don’t align with theirs.

  • LloydTheIdiot says:

    I like Christie BECAUSE of his policies, particularly fiscal. It just so happens that he communicates them well, too. Perfect combination.

    I was most impressed by his discussion about reelection. He clearly didn’t give a damn.

    I’ll agree with you, Ed and LI, that the far right may not like his other policies. Heaven forbid, he should appears centrist. It might just get him reelected or elected to a higher office.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    He will most certainly be branded as a northeast RINO should he ever want to run for anything on a bigger stage.

  • G.Stone says:

    “Because they won’t like what many of his positions are.”

    So then if you like 70% but mention the 30% your a purist?

    If I firmly believe the concept of lets say gun control is a farse, yet he based on coming from the northeast had to buy into the farse in order to move up the ladder politically, am I supposed to keep my mouth shut and not have a spirted debate on the subject based solely on the fact he and I agree on issues economic ? Get out of here. That in of its self is using 1/2 your brain while calling yourself the enlightened.

  • LloydTheIdiot says:

    No, Stone, you should bring up whatever is important to you. Some people are single issue voters (abortion, gun control, etc.) and simply won’t vote for someone seen as soft on that particular issue regardless of how good the candidate is overall. That’s their right. I think their wrong in doing that because you lose great, electable candidates.

  • BlackOut says:

    He’s from New Jersey!

    Last time we elected a NJ native it was Grover Cleveland. Now there’s some big shoes to fill.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “That in of its self is using 1/2 your brain while calling yourself the enlightened.”

    Someone has defined the base in one sentence. Kudos G.

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